15 Highly Anticipated Books From (Mostly) Small Presses

    Big books from (for the most part) small presses that you'll want to read in 2014.

    1. Praying Drunk by Kyle Minor (Sarabande)

    2. The Last Days of California by Mary Miller (Liveright)

    3. The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals)

    4. Beside Myself by Ashley Farmer (Tiny Hardcore Press)

    5. Painted Cities by Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski (McSweeney’s)

    6. Not for Nothing by Stephen Graham Jones (Dzanc)

    7. Spent: A Memoir by Antonia Crane (Rare Bird Books)

    8. Fearful Symmetries edited by Ellen Datlow (ChiZine)

    9. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay (Grove/Atlantic)

    10. Inside Madeleine by Paula Bomer (Soho Press)

    11. Bald New World by Peter Tieryas Liu (Perfect Edge Books)

    12. Crystal Eaters by Shane Jones (Two Dollar Radio)

    13. Cataract City by Craig Davidson (Graywolf)

    14. The Other Side by Lacy M. Johnson (Tin House)

    15. The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini (Picador)


    Richard Thomas is the author of three books—Transubstantiate, Herniated Roots, and Staring Into the Abyss. He is also the editor of three anthologies out in 2014: The New Black, The Lineup: 25 Provocative Women Authors, and Burnt Tongues with Chuck Palahniuk. In his spare time he writes for The Nervous Breakdown, LitReactor, and is Editor-in-Chief at Dark House Press. For more information visit www.whatdoesnotkillme.com. Follow him on Twitter.